Bedroom compactliving

Published on April 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Expedit for Compact living

Materials: Expedit, Rill casters

Description: Since I live in a small apartment and need to take care of every square meter carefully. So I went to IKEA and bought five of their “Expedit” (2×2 squares)

IKEA don’t have any accessories so you could put them on wheels and still put them close together side by side. So I made two pieces of wood and put under every Expedit, and two wheels on every piece of wood.

I have them under my bed as a really compact storage. Easy hack, big relief for me..

Updated: 11 April 2012. See it in motion. 

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~ Regina, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

43 Responses to Expedit for Compact living

  1. Hugo says:

    Very nice idea! Like it!!! :)

  2. Ektor says:

    Genius concept! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

  3. I don’t know about other people but for me, I really love the idea of compact living. That is now what I am looking for since I am planning to buy a house and lot that is for sale.

  4. Annie says:

    This is really an intelligent use of less space.My room is very small and I really want this kind of furniture setting in my room so that I can comfortably manage my goods. The use of white color in the room walls and on furniture is looking very cool.

  5. Henry Allans says:

    I love Ikea products. I remember that my husband surprised me 3 different Ikea products for my new aspen condo and I have so much fun making my own designs with this product. It’s very clever, unique, simple and effective especially if you have a limited space in your room.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am quite convinced that this is the best hack I’ve ever seen. The simplicity of it is fantastic. I’ll be sure to think of this solution if I’m ever in need of such storage. No, wait. I’ll find a way to need such storage just so I can implement this hack. Love it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Thanks a lot for sharing. The loft-bed is also terrific. Do you mind sharing a little bit about it?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Vraiment une bonne idée!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi do you mind sharing how you built that loft bed? I am very interested in building one very similar to yours… cheers

  10. emlocke says:

    This is awesome! It reminds me of old-fashioned library archives. In the basement of my college library, books and periodicals were stored on enormous floor-to-ceiling shelves that rolled in either direction when you turned a huge crank on the side. That allowed 10+ shelves to stand in a row and only sacrificed enough space for one aisle where a browsing student would stand. Of course, many different people couldn’t browse more than one shelf at a time; students had to be as efficient with reading and research selections at the shelves were with their space.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I really like this! Could you also share more about your bed? How did u secure your bed to float like that safely? I dont see any support below, or is it an inbuilt loft?

  12. colby b says:

    you could also mount trays on the top of each one if you wanted more storage abilities, jewelry trays, makeup etc.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Very clever and clean looking – I would add some nice hardware on the sides for handles/pulls. I might have a perfect place for this!

  14. Anonymous says:

    You should win a prize for this.

  15. Anonymous says:

    W.O.W. brilliant! :) )))

  16. Anonymous says:

    Love this hack!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    WAAAAAAAUUUUUUWWWW The best idea of all Expedit hacks!

  18. Milja says:

    The idea is not new, but this is certainly the easiest way to apply it, and still relatively cheap! At least compared to having it custom-made…

  19. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! I love that you can just wheel the unit over to wherever you’re working on a given project. I’m racking my brains trying to find someplace I could squeeze storage like that into my apartment :)

  20. majeral says:

    wow could use you here in Texas USA

  21. Megan says:

    Ooo it would be fun to put super sleek handles on the ends of the units too.

  22. Cherry says:

    That’s brilliant!

  23. Gorgeous! I’ll copy this for my new appartment.
    This also works beneath stairs very well…

  24. Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a great idea! Simple and brilliant.

  25. amazing idea, simply, tidy, chic.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. Kamianta says:

    If you remove shelf and add countertop you will get even more storage space. Half of Expedit width for boxes, then some curtain or roller blind if you think boxes are not pretty to look at and you still have large shelf for your photos and books and anything.

  27. marion says:

    sooo clever !!!!!!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Very clever!! Love it!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant! It looks great and practical.

  30. eilidh says:

    This is brilliant! Terrific use of space and flawless-looking on top of it.

  31. Astrid says:

    This is genius!

  32. Very clever. :) It’s nice to know you’re doing this kind of stuff.:) Thanks for sharing!

  33. Lili says:

    This. is. a. super. clever. idea!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant, yet so simple!
    What is on the top of the stairs? It’s quite a “strange” hole int the wall…

  35. Anonymous says:

    I really like how the space is optimized and still it looks so tidy!

  36. Anonymous says:

    very clever! simple and effective!

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